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Any place where the average year-round temperature is a sunny 72 degrees deserves the nickname “America’s Finest City.” Of course, there’s only one place with that name and that enviable weather: San Diego. Last year, California’s second-largest city was ranked of the nation’s 10 best big cities to live by Money magazine. The magazine took into account its “best of all worlds” attractions, neighborhoods, low cost of living and job growth. We at FOODWORKS would add San Diego’s gorgeous beach-and-canyon landscape and laidback surfer vibe to the list.
And we haven’t even gotten to the famed Baja fish taco. The humble combo—battered fish, cabbage and crema salsa on a fresh corn tortilla—is a San Diego original (along with the Calif burrito and the Caesar salad) that never disappoints. Wash it all down with craft beer from one of San Diego’s nearly 200 breweries. It’s the finest entry point into the city’s exciting and diverse dining scene that draws inspiration from the ocean and Mexico’s rich heritage to produce a blend of cuisine all its own. We’ll surf to that!
“FOODWORKS struck us as an interesting concept because we’ve been trying to grow for so many years now. People ask us all the time about opening up another location, but the timing hasn’t worked out. So when FOODWORKS presented this to us, I was like, ‘Wow, we can go into these different locations and serve our food without having to open an actual store.’”
“For FOODWORKS to reach out to us and offer us this opportunity as a small business, to come into their cafes and be a part of what’s going on with downtown Detroit, that's been a blessing.”
“FOODWORKS is great to work with. They make it very easy, from setting up to payment. It’s just a no-brainer, and Shannon [Kubina, general manager for FOODWORKS in Detroit] is amazing to work with.”
“Outside of the additional revenue, FOODWORKS has given us marketing exposure. We've gotten catering opportunities from just one week of doing a pop-up. That's exactly the exposure I was looking for in our second year of being open.”
“FOODWORKS has an expansive network, so we try to go to as many locations as possible. You’re able to reach a different base of people, which is always great for business.”
“With FOODWORKS, we saw an opportunity to work in a professional kitchen with professional chefs. It’s about learning every aspect of the food industry, and it’s helped us better serve our customers’ needs at our food truck.”
“You’ve gotta generate buzz. You’ve gotta get people genuinely excited about what you’re doing, and that’s what FOODWORKS does. They’re all about bringing local flavor to downtown Detroit.”
“FOODWORKS has been the perfect opportunity for us, especially in the summertime. Normally, restaurants in Arizona drop 10 to 15 percent in business due to the heat, but we haven’t had that this year at all… I sell out of my signature Crispy Garlic Chicken every time. It doesn’t matter how much I bring. And I can see sales of that dish increase at my restaurant.”
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